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Old 02-14-2002, 06:52 AM   #1
Thymox
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Linux using Joystick as 'Mouse Pointer'?


Just a quick question: Can Linux use the Joystick as a pointer instead of the mouse? I was just thinking about that project to create an XBox equivalent running Linux and how they'd use a joystick/gamepad for the pointer.
 
Old 02-14-2002, 06:57 AM   #2
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I know you can use an IR remote control to control the pointer, have a look on freshmeat.
 
Old 02-15-2002, 12:58 AM   #3
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i am quite sure that u can set it as an input device, in ur XF86Config
 
Old 08-30-2003, 10:03 AM   #4
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Yes, you can use a XFree86 module to use joystick as mouse pointer (not tested)... You can also use your joystick with GPM : gpm -t js ... (tested, doesn't work )...

Other solution : Js2mouse , it works with any kind of joystick (analogic, numeric, both at the same time) and with any kind of prog (XFree86, GPM, ...)

You do not need to be root to use it !!!
For the moment, key-remapping is not allowed (the key-map is hard-coded, so you must modified sources if you want to change the map)

http://www710.univ-lyon1.fr/~c-vinc02/downloads.html
 
Old 10-05-2006, 10:22 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by c-vinc02
Yes, you can use a XFree86 module to use joystick as mouse pointer (not tested)...
Can somebody help me do exactly that?

If nobody helps me then I guess I must say that MS Windows is better than Linux since I have that working in Windows ...
 
Old 10-06-2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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Nevermind.
 
  


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